Entry Requirements by Country

As an international student, you'll receive a warm welcome at Abertay University!

Around 18% of our students are from outside of the UK, with 64 nationalities represented.

University staff regularly travel throughout the world, attending exhibitions and interviewing potential students. We are always happy to talk to potential students and answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

View the dropdown menus below to find information specific to your country.

Can’t see your country below? Don’t worry – just contact us directly to discuss entry requirements and any other questions you have about studying at Abertay. We welcome students from all over the world and would be delighted to help!

Austria

Below is a mapping of your Reifeprüfungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Austrian 2 (2) 2.5 (2) 3 (2)

Belgium

Below is a mapping of your (to be confirmed) to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Belgian 16.0 (16.0) 15.5 (16.0) 15.0 (15.0)

Bulgaria

Below is a mapping of your Diploma za zavarsheno sredno obrazovanie to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Bulgarian 5 (5) 4.75 (5) 4.5 (5)

Canada

General Requirements: High school Diploma or completed two or three-year DEC (Quebec). Most degrees have a minimum admission average of between 65%-75%. For specific program requirements and further admission averages information, please visit our Canada page.

Province/Territory Entry Requirements
British Columbia/Yukon Territory Four Grade 12 level academic courses
Alberta/Northwest Territories/Nunavut Five academic courses at 30 or 31 level
Manitoba Five academic courses at 40 level or higher
New Brunswick Six academic courses at Grade 12 - 120, 121 or 122 level
Newfoundland/Labrador Six academic courses at 3 level
Nova Scotia Five academic courses at Grade 12 level
Ontario Six Grade 12 U or M courses at 611 or 621 level
Prince Edward Island Six academic courses at 611 or 621 level
Quebec Completed two or three year DEC, or high school diploma with six university preparation level subjects. CEGEP applicants may be eligible for transfer credits
Saskatchewan Five academic courses at 30 level

China

Chinese qualification equivalence 中国学生分数转换表

Undergraduates 本科生

Scottish Highers Requirements

苏格兰预科高级考试成绩要求

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Middle/High School Certificate/Diploma at an average of:

高中毕业会考平均分数:

GAOKAO – based on the 750 points scheme
高考 – 以750分为基础

 

AABB

 

=

80%

500

ABBB

77%

450

BBBB

75%

400


Postgraduates
研究生

UK Degree
英国学位的评级

 

 

 

China University Average performance
中国大学平均成绩

GPA 4 point scale
GPA
4分制

5 point scale
GPA 5
分制

1st Classification  

 

=

 

85%

3.6

4.5

2:1 Classification

75%

3.2

4.0

2:2 Classification

65%

2.8

3.5

English英语 

IELTS are required for English Language
(a minimum of 6, with no subject lower than 5.5)
要求通过英语雅思考试, 达到起码6.0 (每科不低于5.5)

 

Foundation Programme requirements 基础课预科入学要求

Academic: Senior High School graduation certificate at 65%
English:  please refer to the information of specific foundation programme

学科: 高中毕业会考平均分数65%或以上
英语: 请查阅个别基础班的要求

 

China - Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) is also considered for entry to year 1 where applicants have achieved Level 443-544 in three subjects, depending upon the course you have chosen to study at Abertay and the specific HKDSE subjects you have studied.

Applicants who have achieved Level 5 grades, and have studied suitable subjects, may be considered for entry to year 2.

Students who pass English at grade 4 or 5 will be considered to have met the English language requirements. We strongly recommend that these students undertake our short pre-sessional programme (with access to their chosen degree following completion) prior to degree study. Alternatively, students may present another acceptable English language qualification such as IELTS.

The Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) is considered comparable to the UK GCE A Level or Scottish Advanced Higher standard, although the level of attainment required for the award of a specific grade in Maths and Science subjects is considered to be marginally higher in the HKALE. For example, a grade D in HKALE AL is comparable to a grade C in the relevant UK qualifications.

Applicants who are taking 3 subjects at HKALE Advanced Level will be considered for entry to year 1 of our undergraduate courses, or year 2 dependent on performance. Please contact us for more information.

Some degree programmes have specific entrance requirements. Please review this page for more information.

China - Macau

Entry requirements for students from Macau

 

Please check individual degree pages for the entry requirements. Below is a chart to outline the equivalence of Scottish qualifications mentioned on the degree pages to Macau qualifications that we can accept.

 

Academic

 

Scottish Highers

Certificate of Higher Secondary Education (Form 6)

AABB Programme

75%

ABBB Programme

73%

BBBB Programme

70%

 

 

Scottish Highers

Ensino Secundário Complementar

 

4 point scale

AABB Programme

3.0

ABBB Programme

2.8

BBBB Programme

2.6

 

 

Scottish Highers

Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)

AABB Programme

BBB

ABBB Programme

BCC

BBBB Programme

CCC

 

English Language requirements

 

IELTS 6.0 (with no element lower than 5.5)

Cyprus

Below is a mapping of your Apolytirio to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Cypriot 18 (18) 17.5 (18) 17 (17)

Czech Republic

Below is a mapping of your Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Czech 2 (2) 2.2 (2) 2.4 (2)

Denmark

Below is a mapping of your Bevis for Studentereksamen to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Danish 10 (10) 10 (10) 7 (7)

Estonia

Below is a mapping of your Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Estonian 4 (65%) (4) 3.5 (60%) (4) 3 (55%) (3)

Finland

Below is a mapping of your Ylioppilastutkinto /Studentexamen to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Finnish 5.5 (5) 5 (5) 4.5 (5)

France

Below is a mapping of your Baccalaureate to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
French 13 (14) 12.5 (13) 12 (12)

Germany

Below is a mapping of your Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife /Abitur to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
German 2 (12) 2.3 (11) 2.5 (10)

Greece

Below is a mapping of your Apolytirion Geniko Lykeioy to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Greek 18 (17) 17.5 (17) 17 (16)

Hungary

Below is a mapping of your Érettségi Bizonyítvány to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Hungarian 4.5 with two AS at 4 (5) 4 with two AS at 4 (5) 3.5 with two AS at 4 (4)

India

Undergraduate Bachelor Degrees are 4 years in duration and we normally require students to have a senior secondary school leaving certificate (12th standard from ICSE, CBSE or state boards) with a minimum of 65% or better, or the equivalent of A-levels or IB (International Baccalaureate).

In exceptional cases, it may be possible to gain advanced entry with good grades (please contact the student recruitment office to check if you are eligible for advanced UG entry).

Please review this page for more information.

Italy

Below is a mapping of your Diploma di Esame di Stato to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Italian 80% (8) 75% (7) 70% (7)

Japan

Abertay University welcomes students from Japan. The following table shows the equivalence of our requirements mapped to GPA points for our Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses. Please refer to individual degree page for further information.

Undergraduate

Requirements

GPA Scale 0-5

AABB Programme

4.0

ABBB Programme

3.75

BBBB Programme

3.5

English Requirement: IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5

Postgraduate

 

Percentage

GPA
4 point scale

1st Classification

80%

3.6

2:1 Classification

70%

3.0

2:2 Classification

60%

  2.4

Latvia

Below is a mapping of your Latvian Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitib to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Latvian 80% in Atestas to include 4 State Exams at 80% (8) 75% in Atestas to include 4 State Exams at 70% (8) 70% in Atestas to include 4 State Exams at 70% (7)

Lithuania

Below is a mapping of your Brandos Atestatas to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Lithuanian 8 (3 State Exams at 80%) (State Exam at 80%) 7.5 (3 State Exam 75%) (State Exam at 75%) 7 (3 State Exam 70%) (State Exam at 70%)

Luxembourg

Below is a mapping of your Advanced Matriculation to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Luxembourgian 49 (48) 48 (48) 46 (45)

Malta

Below is a mapping of your Advanced Matriculation to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Maltese BB @ A Level and CCCC at Int Level (Grade B at A Level) BB @ A Level and CCCC at Int Level (Grade B at A Level) BC @ A Level and CCCC at Int Level (Grade C at A Level)

Netherlands

Below is a mapping of your VWO Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Dutch 8 (8) 8 (8) 7 (7)

Nigeria

Students with WASSEC need to have completed at least one further year of study either at a Nigerian University or Polytechnic in a relevant subject, or completed a recognised and accredited foundation programme in the UK.

Nigerian students with international qualifications such as IB or A-levels are considered for entry to the first or second year of our degrees, depending on the course selected and grades. Please contact us for more information.

Norway

Below is a mapping of your Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Norwegian 5 (5) 4.5 (5) 4 (4)

Pakistan

Secondary School Certificate [Matric] and Higher Secondary Certificate [FA/FSc or Intermediate] above 65%; and Grade C in GCSE ‘O’ level English or IELTS 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5 for all courses except Law and Nursing where the requirement is IELTS 6.5 and 7.0 respectively.

Poland

Below is a mapping of your Świadectwo Dojrzałości to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Polish 70% (70%) 65% (65%) 60% (60%)

Portugal

Below is a mapping of your Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Portuguese 16 (16) 15 (15) 14 (14)

Romania

Below is a mapping of your Diplomă de Bacalaureat to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Romanian 8 (8) 7.5 (8) 7 (7)

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyah) with an average of 60% and either:

Post-secondary diploma or Foundation programme or 1st year of a University programme at an average grade of:

 

5 Point Scale

4 Point Scale

%

AABB Programme

GPA of 4.5

GPA of 3.5

85%

ABBB Programme

GPA of 4.0

GPA of 3.0

80%

BBBB Programme

GPA of 3.5

GPA of 2.5

75%

Slovakia

Below is a mapping of your Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Slovak 2.0 (2) 2.2 (2) 2.4 (2)

Slovenia

Below is a mapping of your Maturitetno spričevalo to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Slovenian 4 (4) 3.8 (4) 3.6 (4)

Spain

Below is a mapping of your Titulo de Bachiller to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Spanish 7.5 (7) 7 (7) 6.5 (7)

Sweden

Below is a mapping of your Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Swedish B (B) B (B) C (C)

Switzerland

Below is a mapping of your All Swiss High Schools to Scottish Higher qualifications. An overall grade is shown (specific subject grades are in brackets).

 

Scottish Highers AABB ABBB BBBB
Swiss 5 (5) 4.8 (5) 4.5 (5)

USA

High School Diploma GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) plus one of the following:

  • 1100 in New SAT Score to include 550 in each component
  • ACT score of 26
  • 3 AP Tests at grade 4
  • 3 SAT Subject Tests at 550

Some degree programs have specific entrance requirements. Please review this page for more information.